Friday, May 30, 2008

Expedition WHYDAH

Whydah is the first pirate shipwreck to be positively identified and therefore may be the only glimpse that we'll ever have into the material culture of an extraordinarily secretive group of men- the pirates of the 17th and 18th century Atlantic world.
The Whydah pirate shipwreck site was discovered in 1984, artifacts are still being recovered each dive season since. For the rest of the story Click Here.

Tall Ship Wavertree

Built in 1885 for global cargo passages under sail, WAVERTREE is the largest full-rigged sailing ship built of wrought iron still afloat. After sailing for a quarter century, she limped into the Falkland Islands in December 1910, demasted rounding Cape Horn. Rather than being re-rigged she was sold as a floating warehouse, until going to New York in 1968. WAVERTREE is now being restored for public access by the South Street Seaport Museum.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008

Schooners FAME and VIRGINIA

Schooners FAME & VIRGINIA the orginal FAME was built in Gloucester as a fishing schooner. During the War of 1812 became a privateer capturing at least 21 prizes before being wrecked in the Bay of Fundy in 1814. The orginal VIRGINIA was a pilot schooner built in 1916, used to transfer pilots on and off ships moving into and out of Hampton Roads, Virginia

Tuesday, May 27, 2008

Nubble Light

Cape Neddick " Nubble " Light, York, Maine. Established in 1876, first illuminated July 1, 1879. The distinctive red oil house was built in 1902. The Nubble light has probably appeared on more postcards and calendars than any other New England lighthouse. When NASA sent Voyager II into space it was loaded with artifacts designed to teach possible extraterrestrial civilizations about our planet, one of the images carried was a picture of the Nubble Light.

Friday, May 23, 2008

Schooner Atlantic

The recreation of the famed yacht ATLANTIC was launched on 15 March 2008, in Holland and is being rigged for another year in France. The original ATLANTIC was built and launched on Shooter's Island, New York in 1903. In 1905 the ATLANTIC set the record for a tranAtlantic crossing that stood for 100 years, in 12 days, 4 hours and 1 minute. For the rest of the story of ATLANTIC reincarnated CLICK HERE.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Fleet Goes Green

The Maine Windjammer Fleet goes green and joins the rest of America in observing the "Great Outdoors Month" during June. Informal workshops will be conducted aboard the windjammers to educate guest about "Leave No Trace" ethics. Click here for the rest of the story.

Monday, May 19, 2008


ANGELIQUE is unique among the Maine Windjammer Fleet, she is rigged as a ketch designed to resemble a Brixham trawler of the 1890s, the British counterpart of the American Gloucester fisherman. She is distinctive for her plumb bow, big fantail and dark sails.

Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Arctic Explorer

Recalling the vessels historic roots in Arctic exploration the
schooner BOWDOIN will return to the Arctic this summer
to read more click here.

Monday, May 12, 2008

Queen of the Windjammers

"Queen of the Windjammers" latest photo-impression on canvas of the Gloucesterman ADVENTURE outward bound from Boothbay Harbor, Maine. ADVENTURE was built 1926 in Essex, Massachusetts, 121.6 feet in length and 24.5 feet in breadth. She was one of the famed Gloucester Grand Banks fishermen until 1954 when she found a second life in the passenger trade sailing out of Rockland and later Camden, Maine. Sailed as a windjammer and became known as the "Queen of the Windjammers" in the passenger trade until 1988 when she was donated to the City of Gloucester. Today ADVENTURE is nearing a complete restoration and will soon sail once again. For additional information go to Schooner Adventure home website.

Thursday, May 8, 2008

Photo eBook

This photo eBook was just published, the photographs were made while on assignment aboard the United States Ship Constitution in Boston Harbor. OLD IRONSIDES: 1812 MARINES

Wednesday, May 7, 2008

Oldest Sailing Yacht ELF

Classic Yacht Restoration Guild current project is the complete restoration of the oldest known small yacht in America, the 30 foot wooden class sailing yacht ELF, built in Boston, Massachusetts in 1888.